SATO Launches Revolutionary Low Cost RFID Print & Verify System
Tokyo, Japan, June 24, 2014 – SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced today that SATO Vicinity Pty. Ltd. and SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd. have launched a new low cost RFID Print & Verify System featuring its unique PJM* RFID technology.
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The PJM Print & Verify System is a complement of integrated products consisting of PJM RFID printers, PJM RFID and barcode readers, and application software that enable the centralized management of these devices for RFID encoding/printing, and the verification of RFID and barcode data. Additionally the solution offers grade evaluation of the barcode print quality.
A great benefit to customers is the built-in flexibility and customization of the system. Its modular design allows each aspect of the solution to function individually or in any combination. Other industry standards of RFID such as UHF RFID tags and HF RFID tags are also available.
SATO’s PJM Print & Verify System was recently selected as the next-generation RFID solution by one of the world’s largest orthopedic implant vendors.
“There is a growing demand in healthcare and the medical device industry for barcode verification systems - solutions that provide the highest possible accuracy for track and trace and data management to ensure patient safety requirements are met,” said Hiroyuki Konuma, President of SATO Healthcare, “SATO’s PJM Print & Verify System is a revolutionary low cost solution that achieves not only RFID and barcode matching verification, but also manages RFID printing, non-duplication, and barcode print quality verification in one solution. We have just taken two steps ahead in bundled technology solutions for our customers who previously expended three times or more for a single verification system feature. Our acquisition of Magellan Technology made this possible, and we will continue to create new values for our customers through sustained efforts in research and development.”
PJM (Phase Jitter Modulation) is a RFID technology that can quickly and accurately identify large volumes of tagged items stacked or stored in any physical orientation.
SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode, two-dimensional stacked & QR code, color code, digital watermarking, and UHF/HF/PJM RFID technologies. SATO delivers innovative end-to-end solutions to businesses as a single point responsibility for hardware, consumables, maintenance management, application software, each designed to enhance customer value. SATO solutions enable better business efficiencies and environmental protection to contribute to the development of a sustainable world.
Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, it reported revenues of JPY 96,773 million (US$ 966 million). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com
*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 100.16 Japanese Yen.
About SATO Vicinity Pty. Ltd.
Established in 2013 by SATO Holdings Corporation, SATO Vicinity Pty. Ltd. was formed as a new entity for the business acquired from Magellan Technology. ‘Vicinity’ refers to near field contactless radio frequency communication technology including, but not limited to, PJM RFID. It also represents SATO’s unchanging attitude – standing by the customer.
SATO Vicinity operates from Sydney, Australia, and provides its PJM RFID technology for approximately 80% of the orthopedic implant loan kits in Australia. Today, it continues to pursue R&D of PJM RFID with the same team of researchers and engineers who founded the technology in the 1980s.
About SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd.
SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd. was established as a spin-off from SATO Corporation in Apr 2014 to focus on development of the healthcare market. It operates from Tokyo, Japan, and manages global sales of SATO’s healthcare solutions including world-leading RFID/barcode patient wristband printing solutions. It has more than 3,500 hospital clients world-wide.